The Paul Pogba situation at Manchester United is getting more complicated by the day, as he’s already let everybody in the club know about his desire to leave as soon as possible, yet the Red Devils seem reluctant to grant him that wish.
The 26-year-old was linked with a move to Real Madrid for months but Florentino Perez recently reached out to Zinedine Zidane to let him know that wasn’t going to be possible because of United’s unwillingness to engage in talks for the midfielder.
However, Juventus’ officials have also been closely following his steps and the team’s new boss Maurizio Sarri was kind enough to compliment him ahead of their friendly clash against Tottenham.
“I like him very much, but he’s a Manchester United player. I’m not the technical director so I don’t know the situation,” Sarri claimed, as reported by Euronews.
The Italian had several ups and downs during his brief tenure at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea before making his comeback to Italy to try and help Juventus finally find success in the UEFA Champions League, and he looked quite excited ahead of his debut as the man in charge of the Bianconeri.
“I’m going to start using Cristiano slightly on the left-hand side but really he can play anywhere with the quality that he has. He’s very experienced and he has won so much. Until now De Ligt hasn’t trained with his team-mates yet but he’ll definitely see some action tomorrow (against Tottenham). We are working very hard on our playing identity because we want to become a team with strong characteristics and then look at how this new identity can lead us to a win,” he concluded.
As for Pogba, he and Mino Raiola will continue to try and push for a move out of Old Trafford, but whether the team is going to actually allow him to leave is yet to be seen.